2 Day Shipping Rate 2016 Comparison by Carrier
2 Day shipping is expedited shipping for customers that want by a specific deadline, but don’t want to pay the usually very high price tag of overnight shipping.
*Rates shown for USPS Priority Mail® Commercial Plus Pricing, FedEx 2Day® Standard Pricing with residential and fuel surcharges, and UPS 2nd Day Air® Daily Rates with residential and fuel surcharges.
One important note to remember is Priority Mail is not guaranteed to arrive in 2 days, and can arrive as late as 3 days, while UPS and FedEx have guarantees backing their delivery windows. However, since Priority Mail is the closest service that can arrive in 2 days depending on certain variables, it’s what is used for the table.
Consider that UPS and FedEx have average fuel and residential surcharges added to their rates, which are typically added to your invoice after a label is paid for and delivered to a customer. Also, many online sellers can negotiate better rates from FedEx and UPS, however they do not post those rates online, and the rates used were the lowest available publicly.
This is from the 2016 Shipping Rate Changes Guide from ShippingEasy: